Rocking Horse Chair

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 01:09 AM

William, I really like it. I am adding this to my list of to dos when I have grandkids.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 03:27 AM

I have never seen one of these before. Cool idea and it turned out nice.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 05:18 AM

I am going to be starting one of these in a few weeks. I have been looking everywhere for inspiration and every bit helps. I had always been thinking of a rocking horse, but its for a for a friend and we live in New Orleans so maybe a rocking gator? Back to the drawing board….

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 05:32 AM

way kewl…..I have got to keep this in mind for any more Great Grad Kids….really nice

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#5 posted 06-15-2011 12:05 PM

This is an awesome project, William! So beautifully done, too. You do such nice work and make such fun things. I had never seen a chair like this before. What a delight!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 02:21 PM

Thank ya’ll for the compliments. It just felt good to get a couple of days in the shop. I’ve been having to stay at the house more than usual lately. This project gave me an excuse to go to the shop and putter around anyway.


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#7 posted 06-16-2011 04:00 AM

Where’s the chrome? And the saddle bags? ;)
Looks very good William. The child should enjoy it very much and I hope pass it along to there children.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#8 posted 06-16-2011 05:28 PM

I wish I had a way to chrome parts. I could think of a lot of cool ideas to use that one.


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#9 posted 06-22-2011 11:43 AM

Simple… with just enough actually there to allow a child’s imagination to, creatively, fill in the blanks.
I would leave it just the way it is…. painting and staining would detract from the smooth lines of it.
Ever seen the adult size rocking horses? Those things are glorious to a fault.
A friend of mine, in Flitwick, England had one. Mindyou, he was a retired jockey and not much bigger than a kid!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#10 posted 06-26-2011 05:54 AM

That’s really cool William. It is something I’d like to build for a nephew. I’m thinking he is already almost too big for it but I believe I could scale it up a bit. Thanks for the post.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 06-27-2011 03:20 AM

Devann, if he’s too big for this one, I could direct you to some other design if you’d like.
There are rocking toy plans for children barely old enough to hold themselves up all the way up to adult rocking horse.
Infant rocking horse (the one you see above)
Toddler rocking horse (for kids just learning to walk)
Normal sized rocking horse (clydesdale no less, plans for double rocker, but can be built for one)
Victorian rocking horse (good size for older kids)
Adult rocking horse (yes, believe it or not, someone designed that)
And this is just horse. There are many, many, many plans available for just about everything you can imagaine being put on a rocker. I have built rockers themed for a tractor, cow, bull, boat, train, and two different types of motorcycles. I have also seen others I may do one of these days, including, dog, elephant, camel, goat, fire truck, dinasour, goose, and the options are limitless.


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#12 posted 06-27-2011 09:30 PM

Thank you William.

Chrome? Last night on the speed channel I saw a show with the guy name Dennis ??, he has the handlebar mustache and is always going on about old cars. Anyway, he had Jay Leno on his show and they were at Leno’s garage. Leno showed a new inexpensive,environmentally friendly pour on chrome that can be applied to plastic. Maybe it’ll work on wood too. You might want to check it out.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#13 posted 06-27-2011 11:50 PM

That sounds interesting. If only I didn’t usually wind up with too much time and money tied up into most of my projects. That sounds mighty interesting though for a trike rocker I have an idea to do sometimes in the future. It will be menat to be a display anyway. Some real chrome sure would look good on it. Now all I got to do is convince my wife that with all the wood working stuff I buy, now I need chrome.


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